Was NCBI a gene?

Entrez Gene is the gene-specific database at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine, located on the campus of the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA.

What is RefSeq Mrna?

A comprehensive, integrated, non-redundant, well-annotated set of reference sequences including genomic, transcript, and protein.

What is the difference between RefSeq and Gen bank?

GenBank sequence records are owned by the original submitter and cannot be altered by a third party. RefSeq sequences are not part of the INSDC but are derived from INSDC sequences to provide non-redundant curated data representing our current knowledge of known genes.

How do you read a RefSeq?

RefSeq records are distinguished from INSDC records by: Accession format: The most distinguishing feature of a RefSeq record is the distinct accession number format that begins with two characters followed by an underscore (e.g., NP_). INSDC accession numbers never include an underscore.

What does NCBI stand for?

National Center for Biotechnology Information
U.S. National Library of Medicine. NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information.

What is the RefSeq ID?

The RefSeq ID is a unique identifier given to a sequence in the NCBI RefSeq database. The RefSeq database is a curated, non-redundant set including genomic DNA contigs, mRNAs and proteins for known genes, and entire chromosomes. These variables are used to make the Web link to the RefSeq database.

What type of gene is chromosome 17?

Chromosome 17 spans more than 83 million base pairs (the building material of DNA) and represents between 2.5 and 3% of the total DNA in cells. Chromosome 17 contains the Homeobox B gene cluster….

Chromosome 17
No. of genes 1,124 (CCDS)
Type Autosome
Centromere position Submetacentric (25.1 Mbp)
Complete gene lists

What does the NM_ stand for in a RefSeq identifier?

These RefSeq records have the NM_ and NP_ accession prefix for the transcript and protein, respectively. If a protein can be encoded by a transcript that is unlikely to be subject to NMD, any additional transcript variant that may be subject to NMD is represented as a non-coding RNA (with the NR_ accession prefix).

How is the human reference genome represented in RefSeq?

RefSeq human reference genome assembly The human reference genome assembly and sequence information that is represented in the RefSeq collection is identical to the sequence data available in databases maintained by the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC) including NCBI’s GenBank database.

How is refseqgene used as a reference standard?

RefSeqGene defines genomic sequences to be used as reference standards for well-characterized genes and is part of the Locus Reference Genomic (LRG) Project.

What does RefSeq do for a model organism?

For each model organism, RefSeq aims to provide separate and linked records for the genomic DNA, the gene transcripts, and the proteins arising from those transcripts.

What kind of database is the RefSeq database?

RefSeq. This database is built by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and, unlike GenBank, provides only a single record for each natural biological molecule (i.e. DNA, RNA or protein) for major organisms ranging from viruses to bacteria to eukaryotes.